Sunday, September 11, 2022

Hushpuppi didn’t know $14.7m Malta bank heist was crime - lawyer

Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, has told a U.S. court that he didn't know that his $14.7m Malta bank heist was a scam. He claimed he ignorantly provided bank account information to “an old friend”, Ghaleb Alaumary, who unknown to him, was a bank heist mastermind. Abbas said returning to Nigeria after his sentence would be problematic. His role in the indictment of Abba Kyari, Nigeria’s most-celebrated cop, has put him at grave risk of being harmed he says. Abbas is looking at 11 years in prison for his role in a multinational conspiracy that returned him millions between 2019 and 2020, and a $2.2m fine.
See ----->Nigerian 'supercop' Abba Kyari trial underway